Pier 14 Scene of Two Crimes in Less Than 24 Hours

Pier 14 on the Embarcadero has been the scene of two crimes in less than 24 hours.

Yesterday evening, a 31-year-old Pleasanton woman was shot and killed as she hung out with family on the pier. As the Examiner reports, the woman was shot in the upper torso and later died from her injuries at San Francisco General. Police detained a male person of interest at the Embarcadero and Townsend Street. San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Carlos Manfredi told the Chronicle that the shooting was probably random.

[jump] Then, this morning, an NBC Bay Area news crew reporting on the incident was mugged and the photographer’s equipment stolen. As NBC reports, a black four-door BMW pulled up to the curb and “pistol-whipped” the photographer with a gun before stealing his camera gear. A KTVU reporter was also at the scene and had her equipment stolen too.

Stan Bunger, co-anchor of the KCBS Morning News, tweeted this photo of an ammo magazine left behind by the suspect who robbed the morning news crews:  

The suspect is described as an African-American man in his 20’s wearing a black hoodie.

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